The cost of attendance is the student's total estimated cost of attending a postsecondary institution for a specific period of time, as established by law. The cost of attendance is used to determine financial aid eligibility and comprises direct and indirect costs. Direct costs include tuition, mandatory fees and books. Indirect costs include living expenses, transportation and personal expenses. The estimated totals below represent the general cost of attendance for the 2016-2017 academic year.
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* Graduate students are assigned the budgets listed above, regardless of program.
View our information about need analysis to find out how student budgets are calculated and to link to the cost of attendance for out-of-state residents and less than half-time students.
Residencies at the undergraduate and graduate level are not factored into the COA and may be added by our office upon request.
COA is an estimate that may be reviewed on an exception basis, with appropriate documentation, for the following conditions:
Please note that the COA for incarcerated students is limited to tuition and fees.
Students who move during the school year are expected to adjust their FAFSA address accordingly in order for the COA to be adjusted appropriately.
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Fax: 518-581-2782Mailing Address: Empire State CollegeFinancial Aid111 West Ave.Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Questions? Contact the Student Information Center at 518-587-2100 or 800-847-3000.
Code: 010286Name: SUC Empire State College
Undergraduate: 0913Graduate: 5680 (for graduate students applying for Veteran Tuition Awards)
Students planning to attend 2016-2017 should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for 2016-2017. Students wishing to get an early jump on applying for financial aid for 2017-2018 (enrollments beginning on or after May 15, 2017) can do so by submitting the 2017-2018 FAFSA.